New Castle News

October 14, 2013

Shenango residents to see new equipment, road paving

Mary Grzebieniak
New Castle News

NEW CASTLE — Shenango Township will soon have a new backhoe.

At a recent meeting, the supervisors approved purchase of a $116,951 John Deere with an extended hoe. It will be purchased on a five-year payment plan through the state’s Costars purchasing program. The vendor will be Murphy Tractor and Equipment Co. in Zelienople.

Officials said the current backhoe, a 1992 Massey Ferguson, had to be replaced because parts are no longer available for it. It will be sold after the new one arrives.

The supervisors also announced  Savannah Road will be paved this week. It will take two to three days and drivers should allow extra time for delays. Paving will be from Old Pittsburgh Road to Pennsylvania Avenue. The portion of the road at the top of Savannah will not be paved for now.

Supervisor Larry Herman said the township will wait until Dunkin’ Donuts decides on its plans for that area. The doughnut shop has expressed interest in building a store between Long John Silver’s and the Shenango Township Fire Department.

Officials also invited low-income residents to call the township building and set up an appointment to see if they qualify for possible discounts on trash collection rates in 2014.